HELP! Professor Staller's Tenure in Jeopardy sign now


This petition is in support of Prof. Karen Staller. Prof. Staller has not been recommended for tenure at the School of Social Work, which means that she will no longer be here unless this decision is reversed. By signing this petition, you are declaring that you believe Prof. Staller has an outstanding record as a teacher and mentor, and that her qualitative research is of the utmost importance to the School of Social Work. Please feel free to also make any comments in support of Prof. Staller. Thank you!

In addition, please write a letter of support for Karen to Dean Allen-Meares and cc the letter to the Provost. Dean Allen-Meares is the only person who can advocate for Karens tenure to the Provost of the University, who has the power to reverse this decision. We need to show Dean Allen-Meares that Karen is a vital asset to the School of Social Work. Please be as positive as possible because we do not want any negative backlash on Karen.

*Karen Staller is the ONLY professor in the school with a law degree!
*Karen Staller has experience as a public interest lawyer and provides valuable insight to advocacy for our clients!
*Karen Staller has produced invaluable research about runaway and homeless children!
*Karen Staller challenges us to think about social problem construction as it influences social policy, interdisciplinary legal-social work practice, and the potential impact on society our clients!

Without Karen, we lose an invaluable wealth of knowledge, an incredible qualitative researcher and a diverse and enthusiastic teacher!

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Latest Signatures

  • 09 December 2015300. Juan C
    I support this petition
  • 27 November 2015299. Bridgett D
    I support this petition
  • 11 November 2015298. Katie V
    I support this petition
  • 04 November 2015297. Valerie V
    I support this petition
  • 29 October 2015296. Buwon C
    I support this petition
  • 24 September 2015295. Matthew Lm
    we need professors that teach and that is what Professor Staller does.
  • 16 September 2015294. Julie A
    I support this petition
  • 10 September 2015293. Shoshana H
    MSW Student
  • 04 September 2015292. Haile Sg
    I've learned so much from Professor Staller, and she has allowed me to look at the hidden implications of any public policy
  • 27 August 2015291. Linda Ss
    Karen Staller inspired me to continue to study policy at the doctoral level, and to work in the field as an adviser to state department of human services. She is an inspiration to me, and an asset the University will regret losing.
  • 30 July 2015290. Angelica C
    I support this petition
  • 18 July 2015289. Mark Woltmanmsw
    Karen Staller is one of the most inspirational, intelligent and challenging professors at the University of Michigan's School of Social Work. Losing her would be a serious mistake. Denying her tenure raises serious concerns about the effectiveness of the
  • 04 July 2015288. Julie W
  • 03 July 2015287. Nicole L
    I support this petition
  • 01 April 2015286. Heather T
    Karen Staller brings a unique scholarly perspective and area of knowledge and methodological skills to our school apart from her superb teaching ability. Without her expertise and outstanding training and support in the area of qualitative research, a who
  • 19 March 2015285. Kit F
    I hope the response to this petition is taken into account. I'm viewing it only 17 hours after it was posted, and I am number 167 (no, 169 -- 2 more while I was composing) to sign it. Dr. Staller is a professor of the highest caliber. She is bright, knowl
  • 02 March 2015284. Jessica B
  • 22 January 2015283. Yael H
    Dr. Staller has been a critical mentor in my development as a scholar.
  • 20 January 2015282. Martha L
    An excellent professor. A huge loss to the the School of Social Work and the University of Michigan.
  • 14 January 2015281. Susan Ew
    Consistently mentioned by my fieldwork students as being one of the most intellectually stimulating professor they have encountered in their MSW program.
  • 12 January 2015280. Shelby J
    One of the most challenging, yet enjoyable classes I have taken was with Professor Staller. She is fair, and kind. I am still amazed that I remember so much content from her class without having to review any notes.
  • 09 January 2015279. Ariel E
    I support this petition
  • 08 January 2015278. Jessica L
    I support this petition
  • 24 December 2014277. Ilana M
    I support this petition
  • 22 December 2014276. Adam M
    GO TO....
  • 15 December 2014275. Emily Pc
    I support this petition
  • 13 December 2014274. Laura W
    I support this petition

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University of Michigan SSW Students


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